I’d like to send out a big thanks to Janet Vanderhoof for letting me write a guest post for her blog about how the iPad has boosted my creativity. The ArtRage painting of Christine Kaufmann is a version that I made to show how you can use multiple apps to give the artwork different looks.
Also, a belated thanks to my friend Dave’s A Life’s Work blog for using one of my Los StraitJackets Ipad paintings I did a while back. Lastly is the video for this years MobileArtCon is up on the Iamda site and YouTube and you can spot me through out wearing a Betsy Johnson dress with a colorful picture of Marilyn Monroe on the front.
It’s been almost two weeks since Mobile Art Con 2011 and I’m still processing all the information from the weekend. Another highlight of the conference for me was Jonathan Grauel and Fabric Lenny’s keynote presentation on their Woven Narratives collaboration. It was really fascinating to see their creative process at work and how their work has changed and grown over the course of the year that they have been collaborating. Another amazing aspect of their collaboration is how their work has literally “jumped” from the screen with their printed work and soft sculptures exhibited in Saltaire.
Jonathan Grauel inviting the audience to create a collaborative artwork
A soft sculpture based on their artwork
If you weren’t able to make it to the conference you can still see a video of their wonderful presentation here. You can see more of their narratives here on their website. You can also see their individual sites here and here.
One of the highlights of the MobileArtCon last weekend was David Kassan’s ArtRage demonstration and master class. As I’ve mentioned before, ArtRage is the kind of app where you can use it for a year and not even scratch the surface of all the various tools and surfaces available, so I am always interested in seeing how other artists use the app. David Kassan started out his painting on a grey surface and used the airbrush brush to first lay in the larger area of color. The artists in the audience also worked from the model at the same and during the second half of the session David Kassan gave critiques on the individual works.
I found the way he built up the surfaces using the brushes and palette knife very interesting. He used a Nomad Brush, as opposed to a traditional stylus or his finger. I just got the Nomad Brush over the weekend and It really does emulate the feeling of painting with a brush. ArtRage and the Nomad Brush are a great combination and really compliment each other.
You can see a short Ustream video of David Kassan at the conference (and if you look closely you will see me in the audience).
Last night I was fortunate to be part of the Art on The IPad Event at Tice’s Corner Apple Store. David Scott Leibowitz’s presentation was an over view of mobile art and the various art apps available and artwork of the mobile art community. Matt Connors gave a presentation on Sketchbook Pro and Mikey G. (the Godfather) created some Toonpaint and Strip Designer comic strips during the event. A great night all around and a great warm up for the Mobile Art Con in October.
David Scott Leibowitz
Matt Connors and David Scott Leibowitz
Drawing with Inkpad
I’m really excited about the new Moo stickers and mini cards I just received in the mail this week! I’m trying out an assortment of my Inkpad images on the stickers and cards because I think my more graphic artwork works better on promotional materials. One of the things I like about Moo is that you can upload images from Flickr so you can constantly update your business cards as your portfolio changes. I also made a sticker of my self portrait with the QR code, and I was uncertain whether a smaller QR code would still work, but it does work! I will have lots of cards to give out at the upcoming Apple Store Event this Saturday and the Mobile Arts Conference at the end of the month.
I also will be putting new stickers in my Etsy store and will also include bonus stickers with all print orders, so stop by and take a look.
Mini Moo Cards
Mini Moo cards
My Self Portrait With QR code and the back of my mini cards
I unknowingly reached my 150th portrait for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr. The milestone kind of snuck up on me because on my Flickr set I’ve only added about 145 and I’m not sure which portraits I’m missing from the set. This is a portrait of Isabel using Sketchbook Pro and ArtRage on the iPad.